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Writing Process Blog Tour

By on Monday, Jun 16, 2014 | 46 comments

I've been tagged for the Writing Process Blog Tour that's been going around the internet, where writers talk about what they write, how they write, etc. Last week, my friend and last year's Golden Heart winner for Paranormal Romance, AE Jones, posted her blog here.So here's a little bit about me…What am I currently working [...]

Come Check Out Paranormal Author AE Jones on the Writer’s Process Blog Tour!

By on Monday, Jun 9, 2014 | 0 comments

My friend, chapter mate, and fellow 2013 Golden Heart Winner AE Jones makes her rounds on the Writer's Process Blog Tour today.AE is the GH Winner for Paranormal Romance, and she's created a kick-butt heroine who will have you laughing out loud and crying, too.Read all about her process and upcoming debut novel at http://aejonesauthor.comOh, [...]

Giveaway! of A Sweet Life Romance e-Book Boxed Set for Diabetes Research

By on Friday, May 23, 2014 | 2 comments

Happy Memorial Day weekend!I'm participating in the A Sweet Life Boxed Set Book Blitz with Xpresso Book Tours.Have you heard about this 1500-page anthology featuring stories by Brenda Novak and thirteen more of our favorite authors, all the proceeds of which go to diabetes research? I'm giving away one (1) e-book boxed set copy of A Sweet [...]


By on Friday, Mar 21, 2014 | 2 comments

I'm so happy to announce that I've signed a three-book contract with Entangled Indulgence, who bought a fun and flirty story I wrote last fall that I'll soon tell you all about.Many thanks to Jill Marsal of Marsal Lyon Literary Agency for getting me there and all my writing friends who've been there through all the [...]

Subtext: There’s Something Else in There Under the Words

By on Friday, Feb 28, 2014 | 4 comments

After you've got your fast draft down, it's time to start thinking of adding subtext to your story.So what exactly is it?Subtext is craft under-the-craft. It's what you, the author, consciously does to manipulate your story to keep your reader excited about your story. It's tension above and beyond what you are creating with your plot.Subtext is [...]

Does Routine Unleash Creativity?

By on Monday, Feb 3, 2014 | 8 comments

I 've been wondering if there is some way to enhance creativity. To free your mind so that it can imagine endless scenarios and ideas that would make plotting easier.Easier? That's funny. I'm old enough to know nothing, absolutely nothing, in life is easy.(Well, maybe for some people but I'm just talking about most of [...]

Don’t Forget Your Second Banana: Secondary Characters in Your Novel

By on Friday, Jan 24, 2014 | 0 comments

Quick, think about the last book you've just loved. The one you've told all your friends about. You probably have a lot of reasons why you love it, but let's focus on just one.The heroine's (or hero's) second banana (s). Their BFF's. Their sidekicks. Their adversaries.Secondary characters are often orphans, i.e., neglected by their creators. [...]

Goals are Good

By on Monday, Jan 13, 2014 | 4 comments

I was thinking about organizing myself for 2014.The past few years, I've looked forward to YA writer Katy Upperman's yearly blog post on goals. You can read it and while you're at it, also check out her link to a great post goal setting here.Katy taught me the importance of setting monthly goals, which I write down [...]